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platform car

noun
1.
a railroad freight car having no enclosing sides or top; a flatcar.
Origin of platform car
1835-1845
An Americanism dating back to 1835-45
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  • He had a rifled cannon mounted on a platform car, with which he expected to do great execution.

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    Rossiter Johnson
  • On the platform car he found the soldiers and their commander sitting silent and imconcerned as before.

    The Denver Express A. A. Hayes
  • On the platform car he found the soldiers and their commander sitting silent and unconcerned as before.

  • The band from its station on a platform car boomed "Hail to the Chief," the engine whistle screaming an obligato.

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